Friday, January 25, 2013

speak into the potential of the people around you

It is amazing the difference that we can make in the lives of people around us when we speak positive things into their lives.  If we will examine the words we use in the conversations we have each, it might be shocking.  Many people are soaked in negativity and spewing poison via the words that we use.

The words we share with others can be full of blessing or of cursing.  They can be a gift or something that harms others.  We can build up or tear down with the words we use.  As Christians we should be known for using words that build up, words that bless and words that are a gift to those we share them with.

I believe that God has called me to speak into the lives of the people that I come into contact with.  The positive words, the truth and God’s promise make our lives richer, fuller and stronger.  By helping people find their potential they will begin to live the lives that John 10:10 talks about.  God destined us for abundance.

How do we speak to people about their potential?  Here are some notes from God:

Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who are soon forgotten.

Wisdom is a great place to start as we speak to others.  God’s wisdom is far different from what we gain from the culture around us.

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.

Speaking the truth in love us a calling, and speaking the truth In love makes a big difference in our lives and to those we speak to. 

John 14:10  NLT
Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.

Potential is often simply what God says about us.  We are forgiven and children of God.  We are destined for greatness.  We’ve been given victory and hope for the future.  By speaking this truth into the lives of people lives change!

The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.

These words are helpful.  Check your words.

We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.

Helping people discover their potential is what Jesus did when He was on earth.  He accepted people that no one else accept and spent time with those who were outcasts.  He healed lives and opened up situations where people found victory.

Help the people you come in contact with find their God given potential.

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